Sulka releases a new single, ‘Hollow Days’ on Lost Map Records.
The track by Glasgow-based Lukas Clasen is available to download or stream now, having previously been released as part of Lost Map’s PostMap Club subscription service.
Lifted from 12-track album ‘Take Care‘, which came out in February, it follows previous singles ‘She Cares’ and ‘Fear It’.
However, Clasen describes ‘Hollow Days’ as: “possibly my favourite track on the record.
“I managed to sum up my lonely/reckless post-breakup headspace in the most accurate way,”he continues, “with a couple of fun word plays as well. ‘Drinking in all the expensive bars, hoping if I get lucky I’ll see stars’ is my favourite line.”
As ever, Clasen self-produced, engineered and played all of the instruments on this home-made recording. “I love music that comes from non-studio environments,” he says, “stuff where you can hear the imperfections and limitations.”
Fittingly, the Glasgow-based musician’s output is rooted in DIY and lo-fi, with a steady stream of albums and EPs since 2017 via various local cassette labels including Gold Mold, Death Collective, Common and Negative Hope.
Initially part of collaborative project Polarnecks, he went solo, driven by “a desire to make music that was more stripped back, dynamic and experimental” – although sometimes performing live with a band, and opening for the likes of PAWS, Sorry, Current Joys, and Jeffrey Lewis & the Voltage.